On June 08-11, 2015
under the auspices of:
Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation,
Administration of the Krasnodar Region,
Agroindustrial Union of Kuban
took place XVI International Grain Round «Grain market – yesterday, today, tomorrow» in Gelendzhik, Krasnodar Region
The event was visited by more than 800 representatives from 23 countries including Russia, USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries.
The General Partner of the Round was KRASNODARZERNOPRODUKT, Official Sponsor – Moscow Stock Exchange. Sponsorship was provided by Schyolkovo Agrochim, BI Granum, SKAT, CNH Industrial Capital, Agroindustrial Corporation AST Company M, Petersburg Tractor Plant. Kuban Vino traditionally has become the official vine partner of the event and Baltika Brewing Company – sponsor of the Sea Voyage.
In the event’s frameworks problems of legislative provision, state regulation of the grain market, forecasts of production, price dynamics and grain market conditions were discussed as well as the use of new technologies of grain production, processing and storage, the development of transport and financial infrastructure. Particular attention was paid to the potential of grain market exchange regulation and the main directions of technological modernization, use of GM technologies in Russia, as well as the problems of credit, new instruments of financing and grain business insurance.
Presentations of the Conference speakers are available at the Personal web-office.
June 08, 2015
XVI International Grain Round started its work in the evening of June 08, Monday with the welcoming cocktail organized by the conference partners Kuban Vino and Shato Taman where splendid vines were presented.
June 09, 2015
The first day of the conference work started with the awarding of the exhibitors with the Russian Grain Union certificates. Exhibitors presented their products and services, talked about the prospects of using the latest achievements in the field of agriculture.
The Conference business program started with the gala speech of the President of the Russian Grain Union Arkady Zlochevskiy and Chairman of Board of KRASNODARZERNOPRODUKT Alexey Sidyukov.
Session 1 «Import substitution, sanctions, retaliatory measures, antirecessionary program - New Agenda for state and business» was opened by Vice-President of the Russian Grain Union Alexander Korbut with the message concerning peculiarities of the agricultural industry development, grain market state regulation, priorities and instruments of agricultural development state program and ways to support grain producers. Upon completion of the report the participants asked the questions from the hall.
The first session was moderated by Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Evgeny Gromyko.
Of particular interest among Conference participants was the report of Elena Yushkova, Project Manager of Macroeconomic Policy Department of State Corporation «Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)» on macroeconomic and price trends. The session continued with a report after Andrey Sokolov, Managing Director of Medium and Large Business Development, Corporate Clients Department of Sberbank of Russia where he outlined the offers and support measures for agriculture.
The session continued with a discussion where his views on the development of agriculture and agri-food market, the impact of government regulation at regional market expressed First Deputy Governor of Kurgan Region Sergey Pugin. Raise in effectiveness of agribusiness was outlined in the report after Salis Karakotov, General Director of Schyolkovo Agrochim.
After that there were questions addressed to Alena Igumnova, Chief Executive Officer of the United Grain Company and Arkady Zlochevskiy, President of the Russian Grain Union.
At the end of the session the «Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation in the framework of the project «The stock grain market» was signed.
Second session of the XVI International Grain Round was dedicated to Development trends of agri-food sector and the grain market. It started with a report on grain market exchange regulation after Mikhail Orlenko, Head of Commodities Market Department of Moscow Stock Exchange.
After that an Expert of an Independent International Organization Oxfam, UK Thomas Lines made an exciting and interesting presentation that covered development trends of the global economy and the impact on world grain markets. The peculiarities of Turkish grain and oilseeds markets, their development prospects in the world trade were outlined by Gunhan Ulusoy, Chairman of The Board, ULUSOY UN, Turkey.
Changes at the Ukrainian grain market were covered by General Director of KiyAgroProdukt Andrey Druzyaka. Russian perspective on the world grain market 2015/16 was expressed by Vladimir Petrichenko, General Director of ProZerno.
Session 2 as well as others was moderated by Vice-President of the Russian Grain Union Alexander Korbut.
Session 3 was devoted to the topic «New technologies in the grain sector: production, processing, financing and risk management». There were the reports after Boris Filin, Deputy Director of Petersburg Tractor Plant, Natalia Zudina, Deputy General Director of Rosagroleasing, Alexey Ivanov, Head of South-West Regional Office of Sberbank Leasing and Salis Karakotov, General Director of Schyolkovo Agrochim.
At the end of the first Conference day the participants were offered the Sea Voyage where they could not only enjoy spectacular views, try their skills in fishing but also try the beverages offered by the official sponsor of the event Baltika Brewing Company.
For all other participants the first day of the Round ended with the football and water polo tournaments.
June 10, 2015
The second day of the XVI International Grain Round started with the panel discussion «Forecasts for grain and oilseeds production in 2015/16». The problems of production, balance sheet and grain market situation were covered. During the session their forecasts, estimates and recommendations expressed Head of Agriculture Production Department of Inspectorate R Vitaly Smirnov, General Director of «ProZerno» Vladimir Petrichenko, General Director of Institute for Agricultural Market Studies Dmitry Rylko, Chartering Broker of Rufco Angelika Gavrishchuk, First Deputy General Director of Rusagrotrans Oleg Rogachev, General Director of KiyAgroProdukt Andrey Druzyaka and President of the Russian Grain Union Arkady Zlochevskiy.
The discussion was actively supported by other participants of the Round, who asked their questions from the audience. Thus, representatives from different regions of Russia, from Kaliningrad to the Urals and Siberia, shared forecasts and their own fears of a new grain year with panelists.
The XVI International Grain Round closed in the evening of June 10 with the gala-dinner with the traditional awarding of the Conference sponsors the certificates of the Russian Grain Union and lottery – thus, traditionally the participants gained free passes to the RGU private event – «Grain Session», the conference «Black Sea Grain and Oilseeds 2015/16» and free subscription to the analytical bulletin «Ad hoc grain» by RGU!
June 11, 2015
Along with the saturated business program of the Round on June 11 there was a trip to Kombinat Stroykomplekt and Novorossiysky Combinat Khleboproduktov organized, where the participants familiarized with transport infrastructure, basic shipping capacities of the terminal as well as with the complex sea multiplier.
The General informational partner of the ñonference was Interfax, the Official informational partner – Zerno On-Line, informational sponsor – portal «Agro – 2b». In the mass media the ñonference was covered by such news agencies as Bloomberg, Reuters, RosBusinessConsulting, RBC-daily, as well as by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, World Grain, etc. The TV-broadcasting was effected by regional channels.
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